Uh-oh. Your recipe calls for coconut milk... ...and you don't have any cans in the pantry. Perhaps just as frustrating are the times when a recipe only calls for a small amount, and you're left with a half-empty can and no clue what to do with the rest. If you're as forgetful as me, I'll often open a can and leave the leftovers sitting in the back of the fridge where they are doomed to be forgotten about and wasted. That's why Wildly Organic's Coconut Milk Powder has become a lifesaver! Whether you love to make creamy puddings, dairy-free smoothies, or ice cream, you'll soon wonder why you never thought of adding coconut milk powder to your list of pantry staples! Here are 4 reasons to add coconut milk powder to your pantry.
#1 -- Better Storage
Unlike cans, coconut milk powder can be opened, resealed, and stored for months once opened. Just clip the packet and store in an airtight container. On the other hand, once a can of coconut milk is opened, you'll need to use the remainder within 3 days.
#2 -- Convenience
As mentioned, it's the pits when you go to make a recipe and don't have any canned coconut milk. While you don't need to ditch canned coconut milk altogether, it's always helpful to have a backup plan! Simply mix with water according to the package instructions, and you'll have equally creamy coconut milk ready to use!
#3 -- High In Healthy Fats
Wildly Organic's Coconut Milk Powder
is 65% coconut oil which is rich in medium-chain fatty acids. These fats are known to promote a healthy metabolism and burn more fat. (Learn more about the benefits of MCTs here
!) Furthermore, it's also high in lauric acid
which has antimicrobial properties, among other beneficial properties.
#3 -- A Dairy-Free Alternative
More and more people are discovering intolerances, sensitivities, and allergies to dairy, particularly milk. As a result, the use of dairy-free milks has skyrocketed. Non-dairy alternatives include almond, soy, oat, and rice milk. Yet among these, coconut milk has quickly climbed to the top of the list -- and for good reason. It's readily available, high in good fats, and minimally processed. Best of all, coconut milk powder doesn't contain the preservatives, sweeteners, and synthetic vitamins like other store-bought non-dairy milk! Coconut milk powder means you'll have a dairy-free alternative on hand at all times.
#4 -- It Still Tastes Great!
Wildly Organic's coconut milk powder
is as pure as they come. It contains no nasty thickeners or preservatives. A minute amount of tapioca-derived maltodextrin is used to ensure a lovely texture. This purity comes through in the taste -- so rich and coconutty!
How To Use Cococut Milk Powder?
Simply add hot water and stir! Then, use as you would carton or canned coconut milk. Use less water for thicker milk and more water for thinner milk. It's the perfect base for sauces, gravies, and curries, ice cream, smoothies, and shakes. Or, drink it on its own!
Do you keep coconut milk powder in your pantry?